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  • verbcalm, moderate
  • verbharden

synonyms for tempered

  • abate
  • allay
  • alleviate
  • assuage
  • cool
  • curb
  • dilute
  • ease
  • lessen
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • restrain
  • soften
  • soothe
  • tone down
  • weaken
  • adjust
  • admix
  • modulate
  • pacify
  • palliate
  • relieve
  • revamp
  • soft-pedal
  • switch
  • transmogrify
  • chill out
  • cool out
  • fine tune
  • make reasonable
  • monkey around with
  • take the bite out of
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out of
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antonyms for tempered

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • enlarge
  • extend
  • incite
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • magnify
  • provoke
  • raise
  • strengthen
  • trouble
  • upset
  • worry
  • worsen
  • accuse
  • blame
  • condemn
  • bend
  • excite
  • flex
  • infuriate
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How to use tempered in a sentence

The Mixsi Hard Case’s screen protector is made of tempered glass, so it’s difficult to shatter despite its super thin material.
THE BEST APPLE WATCH CASE TO PROTECT THE COMPUTER ON YOUR WRISTSTAN HORACZEKAUGUST 23, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The tempered rate of inflation, which should allay the market’s fears of an overheated economy, owed a lot to a slowdown in the prices of used cars, which had galloped upwards in the spring and early summer.
THE US USED-CAR BUBBLE HAS BURSTSAMANTH SUBRAMANIANAUGUST 11, 2021QUARTZ
The domineering, short-tempered father we meet in flashbacks is contrasted with the humbler, gentler dad who engages in banter and sings Lady Gaga with his son on the road.
WAHLBERG WALKS FOR REDEMPTION IN DISAPPOINTING ‘JOE BELL’JOHN PAUL KINGJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Sure to last, the frame is made of rust-resistant painted iron, the table top is made of tempered glass, and the cushions are quick-drying.
BEST PATIO FURNITURE: OUTDOOR SEATING THAT SUITS YOUR SPACEBILLY CADDENJULY 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
“I am inclined to claim tempered optimism, since offshore wind development is only partly driven by the federal government, and just as much driven by local rules and regulations, and local activism and acceptance,” she said.
HOW TO GET THE RICH TO LIKE OFFSHORE WIND POWERDAVE LEVITANJULY 9, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Fauci’s very tempered statement — virologists think that the virus is consistent with zoonotic origin — is not in any way a lie.
TUCKER CARLSON LEVERAGES YET ANOTHER DOCUMENT DUMP TO ACCUSE FAUCI OF CRIMINALITYPHILIP BUMPJUNE 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Expectations are more suitably tempered for test rockets these days.
WATCH A ROBOT 3D PRINTING THE ROCKET FOR RELATIVITY SPACE’S FIRST ORBITAL LAUNCHJASON DORRIERMARCH 28, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
In combination, these elements minimize conflict and foster cooperation—two things I sorely needed to do with my hot-tempered, fire-in-belly 2-year-old, named Rosy, who was waiting for me back home.
I WAS CONSTANTLY ARGUING WITH MY CHILD. THEN I LEARNED THE “TEAM” METHOD OF CALMER PARENTINGMICHAELEEN DOUCLEFFMARCH 6, 2021TIME
There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
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Hexam watched her with an amused indulgence that in no wise tempered his mounting admiration.
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WORDS RELATED TO TEMPERED

  • adulterated
  • attenuated
  • cut
  • impaired
  • impoverished
  • laced
  • light
  • moderated
  • reduced
  • spiked
  • tempered
  • washy
  • watered down
  • waterish
  • watery
  • wishy-washy
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